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Own your own holiday home on the beautiful Essex coast


Make you rself at home There’s no denying it, life’s busy and sometimes you just need to get away. With your own holiday home at Mersea Island Holiday Park you can do just that.


We believe Mersea Island Holiday Park offers something for everyone to enjoy, young and old, couples, groups and families – you’ll find this friendly park offers a stunning location and great facilities.

Why Mersea Island Mersea Island Holiday Park In addition to the breathtaking scenery and miles of surrounding countryside to discover, Mersea Island beach is large and perfect for sunbathing and games, and wind surfers can often be seen depending on the swells and time of year. Kids love the beach, yet its size means those wanting to get away and relax in peace and quiet can do so easily.

We also have a great range of facilities and activities on the park for the whole family to enjoy. It’s a place where happy holidays are made. Essex Enjoy Mersea Island countryside location with beautiful sea views across the Blackwater Estuary. Our park has a shop with in store bakery, indoor heated pool, laundry,

games room, a children’s play area and a bar & club house with entertainment. Mersea Island is adjacent to the picturesque Cudmore Grove Country Park. If you’re after space, watersports and relaxation, Mersea Island Holiday Park is the perfect choice.


Our Facilities • Direct access to miles of secluded beach • Indoor heated pool • Outdoor adventure playground • Seasonal activities programme • Boat & jet ski launching • The muddy duck bar • Seasonal family entertainment • On-site shop • Walking & cycling routes • Dog friendly • Beautiful walking trails & cycle routes. New for 2020! • Activities & Special Events • Upgraded holiday accommodation


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oliday home owners here come from all walks of life with many different reasons for owning a holiday home. The great news is that the diverse facilities we have here cater for just about everybody. We also have an excellent range of holiday homes designed to meet the needs of a wide range of families and their budget.. Caravan or Lodge Once you have decided which holiday home is right for you our team will lovingly prepare it for you to use as your perfect getaway. Lovely Owner Community One of the striking things about Mersea Island is how friendly the owners are and the strong sense of community. Perhaps it’s the fact that so many of them share similar interests. Our owner events are a great chance to meet new friends.

A Team Just for You To help all of these experiences, services and facilities run smoothly there is a dedicated and loyal team working just for you. From Grounds Maintenance, to the General Manager, they are all working for you to have a great experience. If ever you have a query then simply start at Guest Services and they will organise things for you. The Perfect Pitch We have a range of locations available where your holiday home can be placed. Some are right near the action and some are in quieter areas, it’s up to you. All options and price differences will be explained when you visit. By now you’ll have realised that holiday homes come in all manner of types, styles and budgets. When you visit Mersea Island Holiday Park you will soon learn that you and your needs are the most important part of the equation. We will help you by discovering all the things you will need from your holiday home so don’t be alarmed if we ask you lots of questions!


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cons ide r Budget The most important piece to the jigsaw is finding something that suits your budget, so our well trained and friendly team will help show you the various options you have. We want you to enjoy ownership and that starts with not exceeding your budget! Fully sited holiday homes typically start at £19,995 for a previously enjoyed model that is large enough for six people. At the upper level the sky’s the limit, but by and large £45,995 will buy you an exceptionally high standard holiday home. If you are after top of the range luxury we have a few fantastic lodges available at around £139,995. Finance Once you’ve fallen in love with Mersea Island Holiday park, a pitch and holiday home of your choice, you need to think about how you will finance this fantastic leisure lifestyle. Some customers use their own savings or arrange a personal bank loan to pay for their new or pre-owned caravan holiday home or lodge. Away

Resorts are also licenced Credit Brokers and, subject to your personal circumstances, we can put you in touch with specialist lenders in this field. Subletting To help cover the costs a great way to earn income from your holiday home is letting it using our managed letting scheme. We’ll explain the income you can expect and how it works during your visit. Owners Privileges As an owner you get full use of the park facilities, invitations to complimentary owners brunches, evening soirees such as cheese and wine, hog roasts and more.


Annual Running Costs As with owning a car or a home there are some additional running costs that need to be budgeted for.

Standard Pitch Fee From £4,291 per year

There is an annual pitch fee that is paid by all holiday home owners and covers the following:

Premium Pitch Fee From £5,251 per year

• Exclusive Owners parties and events throughout the season.

*Additional annual pitch fee of £705 will be applied to all owners who don’t purchase directly from Away Resorts Ltd.

• Use of the park for 11 months of the year. We also carry out other duties that are covered by the pitch fee which include: • Park landscaping and gardening services • Refuse disposal • Road and drainage maintenance • Park street lighting • Park security systems

The following charges are also made to all holiday home owners and are reviewed annually. Annual Rates Includes local authority rates and water charges. These annual rates run from April 1st to March 31st charged on a pro-rata basis from the date of purchase and then annually. £558 per year

Pitch fees run from the 1st January to 31st December and are charged on a pro-rata basis from the date of purchase and then annually. You are welcome to choose to pay via our monthly direct debit scheme and conveniently spread payment over 10 months for which a £18 per month administration charge is levied.

Gas Gas is charged as used for all holiday homes.

Electricity Electricity is charged as used for all holiday homes.

Other costs These include winterisation and insurance.


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ta ke a look You really can’t buy a holiday home from a brochure, you will need to come and have a look around to get a real feel for the park, to soak up the atmosphere and meet the neighbours.

What happens when you visit? We believe that purchasing a holiday home at our park should be an enjoyable experience, that’s why we’ll make it as easy as possible for you. These are the next steps to becoming a proud owner of a holiday home at Mersea Island Holiday Park.

3 We’ll have a chat about the general running costs and payment options in more detail to make sure you’re completely comfortable.

6 From what you tell us is important to you in your holiday home we will show you the holiday homes that meet your needs.

4 We will then show you around the park’s many facilities and en-route we’ll point out some holiday homes and let you know the costs.

1 When you arrive on park you will be welcomed with a nice cup of tea or coffee, so you can relax after your journey and meet your personal Ownership Advisor.

5 If you feel comfortable with the costs and you like what you see on the park we will move onto perhaps the most important bit; determining your holiday home budget. This will help you decide exactly how much you are happy to justify spending on your holiday home.

7 When you have chosen a holiday home we will show you a number of locations where it can be situated, again based on what you prefer. Then you can soon start enjoying it!

2 We will help you discover all that you want from a holiday home, so don’t be alarmed if we ask you lots of questions! We are simply trying to get a clear idea of what you want.


FAQs

How quickly can I move in after I have purchased? We know that you will want to be in your new holiday home that same day, so rest assured we will do our best to get you in as quickly as possible.

Do I have to pay extra to use the facilities on the park? Well, apart from those pesky one armed bandits and pool tables which you have to pay for when you use them, the other facilities are available for you to enjoy and are included in your pitch fees. Some extra activities carry a small charge.

How long will the park tour take? This can take as long or as little time as you like, we like to show you everything but If the holiday home is on the it’s your day! Why not make park and you have paid in it a fun family day out? We full, the longest wait will be 14 days, but generally it’s quicker. can provide you with activity passes so you can get an even If the holiday home is new from the manufacturer we can better feel of what the park is only prepare your new holiday all about. home once it arrives, but we will keep you updated along the way. How long is the park open? All owners can enjoy the park 11 months of the year. Will my holiday home be covered by a warranty? All holiday homes purchased from us are covered by a very comprehensive 12 month warranty. The cover differs slightly between new and pre-owned models.


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How to find us By Car Join the B1025 to Mersea Island. Cross the Strood Channel via ‘The Causeway’ and then take the left fork to East Mersea. Follow the road for approximately two miles passing the Dog & Pheasant Pub on the left, Mersea Island Holiday Park will be on the right hand side after Fen Farm.

M6 Leeds Manchester Liverpool Sheffield

Hull

M62 Grimsby

M60

Lincoln

Chester

Skegness

Wrexham

Nottingham

M6

M1

Birmingham

Peterborough

Shrewsbury

Average travel time to Mersea Island 1-2 Hours

M40

4-5 Hours

Chelmsford

Cardiff

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Braintree Colchester M1

M5

Bristol

M25 London M4

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Own Your Own Holiday Home at Mersea Island  

Own Your Own Holiday Home at Mersea Island 2020

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Own Your Own Holiday Home at Mersea Island 2020